Natural Sunblock Bars Vs Tropical SPF Liquid
As a kid, shopping for sunscreen was always exciting. My parents told me what to look for—high SPF, waterproof—and then I snagged the prettiest bottle on the shelf. These days, everything that my parents taught me about sunblock has flown out the window. There’s no such thing as waterproof—years of sunburn central taught me that—and I need to wear sunscreen every day. That means going through bottles upon bottles of sensitive skin, SPF 15+, moisturizing but oil-free sunblock.
Another thing I learned from recipes will do the trick!
DIY Sunscreen Bars Recipe — Homemade!
Sunscreen bars are great. They won’t get all over your clothes and this recipe is au naturel! You don’t have the mess and you’ve got all the protection you need.
Homemade DIY Sunscreen Bars Ingredients
- 1/2 cup of Rendered Tallow (which is a fat substance)
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/3 cup Beeswax
- 2 tablespoonsZinc Oxide
- 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
- 1 teaspoon Lavender Essential Oil
- Silicon Mold
Homemade Sunscreen Bars Directions
- Melt the tallow, beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler over low heat. Stir these together well.
- Once it’s all nice and melted, remove the mixture from the heat and add the Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E oil and lavender essential oil.
- Pour this into a mold and refrigerate to harden.
You can also add in shea butter for moisturizing effects, along with cocoa butter or mango butter. Try this recipe out with different scents and different molds. Ikea makes a really excellent silicon ice tray and they come in fun shapes. You could make them in hearts for a girlfriend’s gift or in shark shapes for the little kids.
Sun Protection Diet
A lot of those ingredients are safe enough to eat. That got me thinking, what would you have to eat to make your skin more protected from the sun. Easy, avoid processed foods, vegetable oils, grains and sugars. Eat more healthy saturated fats, Omega-3s, leafy greens, and two or more tablespoons of tomato paste a day. Eating this anti-inflammatory diet will keep your skin healthy during the summer and help other bodily functions.